5th December, 2013
Racing to School hosted the finals of the 2013 Count Me In! Challenge at Bangor-on-Dee racecourse on Saturday 30th November.… More
19th November, 2013
Ollie McPhail, BHEST’s Lead Education Officer for the British Horseracing Education and Standards Trust (BHEST) Racing to School initiative and… More
15th November, 2013
Children from Ysgol Sant Dunawd got a wonderful surprise on top of the excitement of their… More
8th November, 2013
Carrie Ford, Regional Education Officer for our Northern based team has been awarded an Honorary Master of Arts degree by… More
30th October, 2013
Charlie Duckworth has become the latest winner of the Alex Scott Assistant Trainers Travel Scholarship enabling him to spend time… More
25th June, 2013
The UK’s leading horse charity World Horse Welfare and The British Horseracing Education and Standards Trust (BHEST) ran an education… More
Racing to School Pupils Experience Maths in Action at Catterick Racecourse
23rd January, 2014
It was a thrilling day for pupils from Risedale Sports and Community College, North Yorkshire, earlier this week when they took part in the Racing to School programme, hosted by our friends at Catterick Racecourse.
The children had unique, "behind the scenes" access to all areas of the racecourse to see how a raceday happens and they also met trainer Donald McCain, Jnr, (pictured.), son of the legendary Ginger McCain, who trained one of the country's most famous racehorses, the brilliant and brave Red Rum, to 3 victories at The Grand National. The pupils were taking part in "Maths in Action" at Catterick, practising their numeracy skills in the Weighing Room, working out weights and measures and calculating distances in the Parade Ring and around the course. Regional Education Officer for Racing to School, Carrie Ford, said:
"Racing to School is the only UK charity that is using the unique and dynamic context of the racecourse to give children a memorable outdoor learning experience that we believe will help significantly with their learning of maths and other essential National Curriculum subjects. We also hope that by having the very special opportunity of access all areas of Catterick and other racecourses around the UK, they will appreciate the wide variety of career opportunities that could be open to them in racing, provided they apply themselves at school."
Pupils from Risedale Sports and Community College taking part in Racing to School's "Maths in Action" programme were thrilled to meet trainer, Donald McCain.